District Digest

Glen Ellyn School District 41

January 12, 2022

In this issue…

  • COVID-19 Dashboard
  • Revised Guidance
  • Updated Vaccine Recommendations
  • 5Essentials Parent Survey
  • Safety Session
  • D41 Educator of the Year vote
  • Rental Assistance
  • Glenbard Parent Series

Calendar Reminder

No School Monday, January 17 -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

No School for Students Tuesday, January 18 -- Institute Day

COVID-19 Dashboard

The District 41 COVID Dashboard is a way for the public to monitor both the number of positive covid cases reported for students and staff as well as the number of people quarantined in the district due to close contact with someone who has tested positive. The dashboard will be updated every Monday by the end of the day.

CLICK HERE for the District 41 COVID-19 dashboard.

NOTE FOR PARENTS: Please check your email the morning after your child takes the SHIELD saliva test at school. At times we receive the results overnight and will email the information to you early the next morning.

Revised Guidance for Isolation and Quarantine

The isolation and quarantine period for students and staff members sick with COVID-19 or considered a close contact has been reduced to five days, if they are symptom free.

The Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois State Board of Education and the DuPage County Health Department announced that the agencies have adopted CDC guidance for P-12 schools that halves the isolation and quarantine period. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated its guidance for P-12 schools on January 6.

As a result, District 41 has implemented this updated guidance. If you have been in isolation or quarantine and it has been more than 5 days AND you are symptom free, you may return to school as indicated below. This announcement does not change the State of Illinois mask requirement for anyone inside school buildings. The Governor’s indoor mask mandate for school is still in effect until further notice.

Click here for more details.

Updated Vaccine Recommendations For Kids & Teens

5Essentials Parent Survey

All parents are encouraged to participate in a brief survey to help District 41 gather valuable data to inform school improvement. The Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey is administered annually by the Illinois State Board of Education. The survey is open.

Click here to take the survey and choose “Parent Survey.” The deadline is March 11.

Each school needs at least 20 percent parent participation for a data report to be provided for the school. For more information about the survey, see below. Thank you in advance for your participation. Your feedback is very much appreciated!

For questions regarding the survey, please call Department of Wellness at (217) 782-5270 or email 5Essentials@isbe.net​.​​​​​​​​​

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Safety Session for Parents

Glen Ellyn Police Department Sergeant Craig Holstead will present a safety session for parents on Thursday, January 27, 7 p.m. at Hadley Junior High School. Sergeant Holstead will share information about safety in District 41 and provide information about emergency response procedures. He will also provide a brief training for parents/community members on the Run. Hide. Fight protocol that we also teach students and staff in all of our school buildings.

District 41 Educator of the Year - Nominate Today!

For 58 years, Glen Ellyn has been honoring the BEST of what and who makes Glen Ellyn such a wonderful village to live, work and play. Many of our civil servants, businesses, non-profits and residents have risen up consistently through these obstacles to support their community, reorganize their business plan, and go above and beyond. These are the individuals behind what makes Glen Ellyn great.

One of the winners to be selected will be the D41 Educator of the Year.

For more information CLICK HERE. To vote CLICK HERE

Illinois' new COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program Open

The Illinois Housing Development Authority has opened a new federally funded round of assistance as of Monday, Dec. 6. If you are behind on rent due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for up to $25,000 and 18 months of emergency rental payments. To learn more about how you can sign up for this program and whether you qualify for help, please visit www.illinoishousinghelp.org

Upcoming Glenbard Parent Series Events

Dr. Gholdy Muhammad

Wed, Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cultivating Genius and Joy at Home through Responsive Literacy


Amy Morin

Wed, Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

13 Things Mentally Strong Kids Do

Dr. Michael Allen

Wed, Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Preparing to Achieve: Full Life Ahead

Julie Lythcott-Haims

Tue, Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Real American: A Memoir

For the full list of Upcoming Speakers CLICK HERE

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